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Destination Detroit

Before columns are written and published, before suitcases are unpacked, before the adrenalin  quits pumping from the fabulous Bloomington Conference, Brian O’Connor, newly elected Conference Chair, is already beginning to make plans for us to visit his exciting city in 2011. He has big shoes to fill after Mike Leonard, but appears to be up to the challenge. […]

July 17, 2010 0
Limestone Man
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Judges’ Comments 2010 Column Contest

Following are comments the judges made on the entries of the first-place winners of the 2010 Column Contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Here is the full list of winners. General Interest Greater than 100,000 Circulation, Tom Rademacher, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press: “There’s a feeling, you get when you’ve been caught doing something you shouldn’t […]

July 17, 2010 0
Ben Pollock
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Ben Pollock Elected NSNC President

Ben Pollock, who writes Brick on in Fayetteville, Ark., was elected President of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists at the closing session of the annual conference at Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, July 11. Pollock, who was Vice President, has served as Archivist and Secretary. He is a copy editor and page designer for the […]

July 14, 2010 0
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The Dalai Lama’s Bedroom

By Suzette Martinez Standring, Past President, NSNC Only through the NSNC would I find myself in the bedroom of the Dalai Lama. Ducking into his second floor bedroom came toward the end of an afternoon’s visit by NSNC conference attendees to The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in southern Indiana. I’m here to report that […]

July 14, 2010 0
Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.) is Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University where she is also a sexual health researcher and educator at The Kinsey Institute.
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Dr. Debra Herbenick, Kinsey Institute

  On This Soft Anvil By Terry Marotta, NSNC Member Exit Only Blog I was saying yesterday how organizations change when there get to be more women than men in them and at first I thought that’s why my fellow columnists behaved so well when Dr. Debra Herbenick came to speak at our annual conference. […]

July 13, 2010 0
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Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Political satirist Rick Horowitz leads NSNC members in a bit of fun and frivolity at the Bloomington Conference. You could bet that this was going to show up on YouTube…  Participants: Samantha Bennett, Bonnie Squires, Laura Snyder, Suzette Standring, Stu Bykofsky,  Sheila Stroup, Bill Tammeus, Mike Leonard and song leader, Mike Horowitz. YouTube Video Terry Marotta […]

July 12, 2010 0
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NSNC 2010 Contest Winners

Congratulations! The night arrived and on a summer’s eve in Bloomington the NSNC 2010 contest winners were announced. For those who were not able to attend, myself included, I wanted to personally share the great news with each of you. — Cynthia Borris, 2010 NSNC Contest Chair General Interest Greater than 100,000 Circulation 1st place: […]

July 11, 2010 2
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Mike Leonard Welcome to Bloomington

UPDATE:  See comments on the article and Audio of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly slamming Mike Leonard and IU researchers at a past conference. As Dave Lieber was overheard saying at the Conference, “How often do we get welcomed to a city on the front page of the local?” Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., Mike Leonard column: My […]

July 11, 2010 0
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Awards, Ernie Pyle, and Tibetan Center highlight day

Ernie Pyle was an alumnus of Indiana University.  Columnists heard authorities on Pyle’s work speak on appreciating the work of the famous correspondant.  . . . . . Conference attendees visited the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington where they ate traditional Tibetan food and met Arjia Rinpoche, Director of the Center and author. . […]

July 11, 2010 0
Setting Duck Award
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The 2010 Sitting Duck Award to BP Executives

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — BP executives, who made up more unbelievable stories than a newsroom full of columnists on a slow news day, have won the 2010 Sitting Duck Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. “‘It’s the early bird that usually gets the worms,’ to paraphrase founding columnist Benjamin Franklin, but in this case […]

July 10, 2010 0
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34th Annual Conference Opens

NSNC President Samantha Bennett opens the conference. “Yes, you can teach old dogs new tricks…with enough treats.” says Sam. (left photo) . . . . . Derek Wilson, a senior at Ball State University who took First Place in the NSNC Student Scholarship Contest, is presented with the college scholarship and first prize of $1000 […]

July 9, 2010 0
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Board meets – Detroit site of next Conference

The Board of Directors met Thursday prior to the Bloomington Conference with a quorum present and VP Ben Pollock presiding due to the delay in arrival of the president.  Several items of business were discussed, including resuming the formerly popular silent auction which supported the Education Foundation. A volunteer is needed to run the auction if it […]

July 8, 2010 0
Journalism School
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School of Journalism extends Welcome

The Indiana University School of Journalism welcomes the National Society of Newspaper Columnists as it stages its annual conference in Bloomington July 8-11.  An article is posted on the Indian University website. The School of Journalism is one of the sponsors of the conference, along with Indiana University, The Herald-Times, Schurz Communications,, Nick’s English […]

July 5, 2010 0
Suzette Martinez Standring
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Standring lands TV Show

   A new TV show, It’s All Write with Suzette, will share tips into the art of column writing, hosted by Suzette Martinez Standring on Milton (MA) Cable Access TV (Channel 8).   The half-hour segment will feature writing advice, sample columns and featured columnist guests who will share insights into the writing process.  The estimated […]

July 5, 2010 0
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Member published online

Joanie Buettgen writes us that she has new published articles. “I just wanted to let all my fellow writer friends know that I have published at Publishing dreams do come true!”   See “He Thinks He’s Human” – MORE Magazine – For Women 40.  Also, on Tim Bete’s site Thankful Home, “How Joanie almost lost […]

July 4, 2010 0
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Georgia Columnist wins Humanitarian Award

A Georgia columnist with a widely varied record of community service is the 2010 winner of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Ed Grisamore of The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., will be presented with the prestigious award Friday, July 9 at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC).    In nominating Grisamore […]

July 1, 2010 0
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Indiana Governor proclaims Columnists Days

Indiana Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. has officially proclaimed “Columnists Days” in Indiana in recognition of the 34th annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  The proclamation reads:    WHEREAS, columnists are a vital part of the news media, and they also make significant contributions to their communities and to the journalism profession […]

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